Article – Bid to bypass visa dispute

30 May 2014 Nick Butterly The West Australian The Abbott Government will attempt to clear the way for companies to employ foreigners in some roles around major projects in WA’s booming oil […]

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Article – Northern Australia: Housing, mining top agenda as teenagers share perspective on NT development

24 May 2014 Mark Di Stefano ABC News Teenagers from the Northern Territory have expressed negative views about living “down south” amid fears for the future of the mining sector in the […]

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Article – Development in northern Western Australia held up by red tape, high living costs, MPs told

6 May 2014 Erin Parke and Gian De Poloni ABC News High living costs and government red tape are inhibiting economic growth in Western Australia’s north, a parliamentary committee investigating the development […]

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Article – Darwin growth spurt fuelled by LNG

28 April 2014 Carl Curtain ABC Rural The face of Australia’s most northern city is changing. High rents, high-vis clothing and high-rise buildings are now synonymous with living in Darwin. It hasn’t […]

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Article – NT wants 2500 more Asian migrants per year

6 May 2014 Neda Vanovac The Australian THE Northern Territory government hopes to welcome 2500 migrants from Asia to fill labour gaps as part of a proposal to develop northern Australia. Chief […]

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Book Review – Northern Australia: Task for a Nation

2 May 2014 Kerriann Lock Australian Institute of Political Science (1954). Northern Australia: Task for a Nation. (Sydney : Angus and Robertson). Sixty years ago, Australians were thinking about northern development and […]

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Article – Are Visa Restrictions Imperilling Infrastructure Growth?

29 April 2014 Marc Howe Sourceable Consult Australia warns that the country’s current visa regime is starving the design and construction industries of engineering talent, and severely impeding future infrastructure development as […]

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Article – Pilbara hears diversification crucial to region's growth

10 April 2014 ABC News The chairman of a Federal Government committee, examining the development of northern Australia, says the diversification of the Pilbara’s industries is essential to the future growth of […]

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Article – North West needs help to survive

2 April 2014 The North West Star The Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia will listen to submissions into the Northern Australia Vision Paper in Mount Isa tomorrow. No doubt it is […]

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Article – WA’s $1.7 billion question: can Pilbara Cities become reality?

17 March 2014 Peter Law Perth Now Announced four years ago, the plan was to make Karratha and Port Hedland not only economically successful, but livable cities of 50,000 people by 2035. […]

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